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Re: sort problem with findutils on AIX 5.1

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: sort problem with findutils on AIX 5.1
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 00:16:15 +0000

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Bos, P.G.J. - SPLXM <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm experiencing a sort error when I run updatedb, from the
> findutils-4.4.0-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm

We don't release RPMs, just source distributions, so I have no idea
what that file could contain.

On the other hand we know what's in the source distributions, since
(a) we release them and (b) it's recorded in the git repository.  So
if you retest with the source distribution we may at least have
eliminated some variables.

> any suggestion?
> => # /usr/local/bin/updatedb
> sort: 0653-657 A write error occurred while sorting.

That's a pretty vague error from your system sort program.   Perhaps
the "0653-657" indicates some more specific condition, but I have no
AIX system here on which I might check.

But the first thing I would check is the possibility that you ran out
of disk space, either wherever sort writes its temporary files, or for
its output files.  If neither of these turns out to be the case, try
using GNU sort; it might give a more helpful error message.


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